The Missoula Maulers Junior “A” Hockey team was established in 2007 and is part of the American West Hockey League. They play 48 regular season games from October to February at the Glacier Ice Rink on the Montana Fairgrounds against teams such as the Helena Bighorns, Great Falls Americans, Bozeman Icedogs, Billings Bulls, Gillette Wild and Yellowstone Quake. The players are age 15-20 and looking to earn college scholarships or advance to the next level of hockey.
For more information call 406-830-FANG or visit www.missoulamaulers.com
The Missoula Osprey is the Pioneer League affiliate to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Since moving to Missoula in 1999 the Osprey have had thirty five former players make the major leagues. The Osprey’s season runs from mid June to mid September. Season tickets and individual game tickets are available by calling 406-543-3300.
For more information, visit www.missoulaosprey.com
University of Montana Grizzlies
The University of Montana Grizzly sports teams enjoy some of the most dedicated fans in the country. Basketball and volleyball are a few of the sports associated with UM, and the traditionally strong Division I-AA football team typically fills the 24,000-seat stadium. The Grizzlies won the national title in 1995 and 2001. Sports fans of all ages are entertained at the games by Monte, the energetic and athletic Grizzly mascot, who was named the nations Capital One Mascot of the Year in 2002 and 2004.
For more information, visit www.gogriz.com
The Hellgate Rollergirls(HGRG), Missoula’s competitive roller derby league, has brought fast action, hard hits, and women’s empowerment to the Missoula valley since 2009.
The league features four teams, including the Brawlin’ Mollies, the Dirt Road Dolls, the Hellgate All-Stars and the newly developed “Team Purple.” The HGRG bout (game) season runs from February to November. They hold local home bouts here in Missoula as well as participate in away games in Washington, Idaho, Utah and other areas of Montana throughout the season.
More than just a participant in the popular contact sport, HGRG is a nonprofit organization aimed at promoting women’s strength, positive body image, athleticism, teamwork and love of the sport among its skaters and the community. It fosters these ideals for younger generations through its juniors’ league, the Hellgate Hellions. Coached by adult members of HGRG, Hellgate Hellions is open to girls aged 12-17 years old.
For more information on upcoming games or how to join, please visit www.hellgaterollergirls.com.